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Lexington Three announces new Assistant Principal for Instruction at Batesburg-Leesville High School

Batesburg-Leesville, SC 04/21/2023 - Lexington County School District Three recently announced that Margaret (Maggee) Ellis has been named the new Assistant Principal for Instruction of Batesburg-Leesville High School. Mrs. Ellis joins Batesburg-Leesville High School from Batesburg-Leesville Primary School where she has served as an Assistant Administrator since 2022. Prior to that role, she worked as a Digital Learning Coach at Batesburg-Leesville Middle School and as a Social Studies/AVID elective teacher and secondary administration intern at Batesburg-Leesville High School. Mrs. Ellis has been employed in Lexington Three since 2013.

Mrs. Ellis received a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education in 2011 from the University of South Carolina Aiken. In 2015, she earned a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University and in 2020, she received a Specialist in Educational Leadership degree from Clemson University.

During her time as a Panther in Lexington County School District Three, Mrs. Ellis has served students and staff in numerous roles and capacities including as a middle school volleyball coach, varsity girls’ soccer coach, and chaperone for AVID college tours. In addition, her strong leadership skills have been evident as she has been a member of several committees and teams both district and statewide including the SC Department of Education’s Social Studies Unit Development Committee, the SC Department of Education’s Micro-Credential Academy cohort, and Lexington Three’s Leadership 3.0 cohort. Currently, Mrs. Ellis is participating in the SC Competency-Based Learning Fellowship. The fellowship is a two-year professional learning experience with peers from across the state that provides an opportunity for educational leaders to develop the knowledge and skills to support the successful implementation of the Profile of South Carolina Graduate Competencies in their school and district contexts. Educators are selected through a rigorous application process.

Mrs. Ellis, who was named as Batesburg-Leesville High School’s Teacher of the Year in 2018, has two daughters with her husband, John. Addison is age seven and Ryleigh Carson is age three.


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